Wisdom tooth Extraction !!!

United States
March 31, 2009 9:57pm CST
I am scared friends. I am going to get my wisdom tooth extracted on 14th April. I heard that its gonna be a surgery and the doctor will give local anasthesia. I am really scared. Have you done this before? Please tell me your experience here..
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 Apr 09
well, I have not done it in my life but one of my relative had done it in his life. He said that he was very scared but with latest technology things went very smooth for him. I don't know much about it but they do give you injection below your tooth by which you will not get pain in the process of extraction!
• United States
1 Apr 09
well according to the doc. i need to take local anesthesia.. thanks for responding
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
2 Apr 09
How many discussions you start in a day? I know it is off topic but I just wanted to ask!
• India
5 Apr 09
hello vidhyagowri, well dont worry at all everything will be fine, local anasthesia will be given but nothing will happen nowadays medicines are there to take care of pain. have a good day and dont worry.be happy.
• United States
5 Apr 09
Thanks Shalinidubey. thanks for responding
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@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
OH, don't be scared. It's not painful because there's anesthesia. I had mine extracted when I was 25 then another one years after that. The tooth should be extracted because it's painful due to the bad growth like it did not shoot out of the gums normally but sideways. So one big pain is good or a lifetime of pain when you don't let the dentist extract it. Good luck.
• United States
1 Apr 09
yeah thats right... one time pain is better than life time pain.. thanks for responding
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
1 Apr 09
No problem. I had 4 extracted when I was very young under only shots in the gums. Both my kids have had theirs out since they've been away from home. My son had an operation in his mouth under local anesthesia, was awake in no time afterwards and went to a ball game that night. So,it's nothing to get scared about.
• United States
1 Apr 09
Doc said i need to have anesthesia. well ur reply gives me some hope
• United States
1 Apr 09
I had all four of mine taken out a few months ago. It wasn't so bad. In fact, the worst part was that I couldn't eat solid foods for a while. The pain was tolerable, but make sure you keep up with your icing and pain medication if you don't have a high pain tolerance, it will help tremendously in keeping you as comfortable as possible while you recover. Best of luck! I'm sure everything will turn out great :)
• United States
1 Apr 09
yes i heard that from my cousin who took all the four last month and she was just drinking V8 fruit and vegetable juice for the whole week. thanks for responding
• United States
1 Apr 09
The dentist wanted to take all 4 of my wisdom teeth out 3 years ago because she said one was growing in crooked. I never did have them removed and they haven't given me any trouble yet, in fact none of them are fully grown in yet. I was scared but I mostly didn't get them removed because of the money. My insurance only pays 80% and I think a surgery like that was going to cost $2,000+. Maybe even more, I paid $500 for 5 fillings because my insurance only paid %50. I guess the money to me is more scary than the pain. A good thing is they will give you some really great pain meds. Good luck and I hope it is not too much trouble.
• United States
1 Apr 09
yeah, he wanted to take all the four.. the lower ones have not come out yet. So I told him that i will only let him take the upper ones and not the lower ones. He said its ok... yeah, its gonna cost more than $2000.... thanks for responding
• United States
1 Apr 09
I have had one of mine taken out. It was not fun but it was not horrible. The hardest part was not being able to eat much of anything for a few days. If I had to do it again I would not plan on doing any traveling for the next week. Fir some reason every time I rode anywhere that next week I was sick and had to vomit. Do not be scared. It will only make it worse. Just be honest with your dentist and tell them if it still hurts. They will take care of you.
• United States
1 Apr 09
this even scares me... But as you said, hopefully it won't be horrible i believe. thanks for responding
• India
5 Apr 09
Well i do have this wisdom tooth problem. But my doc said that i can wait before it requires a surgery. My brother underwent a similar surgery but his extraction was even more complex! All the best, there's nothing to be afraid of!